Jeri Susan Pierce of Gloucester, passed away on Tuesday, March 28, 2023, her home, surrounded by family. She had been bravely battling cancer and, though she knew her time was coming to an end, she maintained the same attitude of positivity, love and good humor.
The only child of Martin and Edith Bingman, Jeri was born on Aug. 29, 1959 in Bedford, Pa., and raised in Hampton. In 1983 she married Michael Pierce Sr. In addition to the full-time work of raising two boys, Jeri made childcare her life’s work. This was a labor of love and she became a fixture in the lives of many children long after they left her care.
In retirement Jeri enjoyed her husband, grandchildren, her dog “Jack,” and spending time on her boat. Her happiest moments were when she combined these things, taking her whole family out so that she could watch her grandchildren play or just spending a relaxing afternoon on the bay with her husband, dog and a crossword puzzle or good book.
Jeri is survived by her husband, Mike Pierce Sr.; her sons, Michael and Richard Pierce; her daughters-in-law, Pamela and Julia; her mother, Edith Bingman, and six grandchildren, Sophia, Gabriella, Tommie, Blake, Saige, and Elliott. A celebration of life service will be held (date, time and location to be announced). In lieu of flowers, please make donations in her memory to the Riverside Cancer Center at the following website: http://donatenow.networkforgood.org/riverside.